I learned when I was a kid. I really did not enjoy it. I liked making, often drawing, painting and gluing something together. When I became a mother I started sewing again and haven't stopped!
A pair of hammer pants. yeah
Yes. I love Shelly of Figgy's patterns, and I am really into the Wiksten patterns.
My sewing room is really our double insulated garage. I have a lot more space that way and its totally out of the house. I organize my stash by size of cut. less than half a yard goes into boxes by color, then from there they are in clear boxes. I also organize my type of fabric: cotton quilters weight, jersey, fleece, heavy weights, decor etc.
I try to make a play list, but I love to listen to audiobooks when I am sewing.
I am currently working on learning as many new techniques as I can teach myself. I am calling it my 365 makes project and it is on my blog. Every 30 days I switch mediums and within that medium try as many techniques as I can think of... I started Jan 1, and I am still working on it!
my children are a big inspiration to me. They think I can make anything, even mold new legos, but their belief in me makes it more meaningful to keep learning...